Need ID? We can help you get a Citizenship card

We are aware that some members have needed to hand in their driving licenses due to sight loss and, with many people’s passports expiring during COVID, a number of people have found themselves unable to prove their identity.

 SSW team member Jackie Brownlee can help people apply for a Citizencard, which is recognized by the Home Office as well as on public transport. The card is an 18+ photo ID, it costs £15, takes approximately 21 days to arrive and lasts 15 years. More information can be found here.

If you’d like Jackie’s help to apply for a Citizenship card, give the Centre a call on 01903 235782.


News Service

Buy super sunglasses at SSW

If you’re after some new sunglasses this Spring (or, indeed, any time of the year!) check out the ranges we have available here at SSW.

There are three brands available:

Cocoons – these come in a variety of frame colours, sizes, shapes and lens tints, so there’s something for everyone. They cost £45 per pair (R.R.P. £59.99) if you buy them through us.

Cobolt – these come in one size, with a black frame and a choice of different lens tints. They are £20 per pair.

Plastic wrap arounds – these go over your existing glasses. There are different tints available and they’re just £7 per pair.

Ask in the Centre to browse and try on the choices we have. 


Like a winter catch-up phone call?

As winter is almost here, and with it the cold weather and icy pavements, it may be tricky to get out and about as much as usual. If this is the case – either for you or someone you know – do feel free to book a regular chat over the phone with one of our volunteer team. Call now on 01903 235782 or drop us an email


Odd job Wednesdays

The wonderful Jacqui is now available on a Wednesday if you need any help with little odd jobs.

Jacqui will be available to help with things like changing light bulbs and batteries, retuning TVs, fixing dripping taps, sorting out broken shelves/cupboard doors etc.

Unfortunately, she will be unable to help with more time-consuming tasks like tip runs, gardening or cleaning.

To discuss your odd jobs, give us a call at the office on 01903 235782.

Advice Service

Need help with a PIP application or benefits form?

If you need help with a PIP or benefits application, we can help. Jackie, a member of the SSW team (you can read about her here), has lots of experience of completing PIP applications and benefit forms, and would be delighted to help you too.

All you need to do, in the first instance, is contact the SSW office by emailing or calling us on 01903 235782.

Advice Service technology

Book a tech advice session

We are starting tech appointments on Monday afternoons. This is to give members an opportunity to book a face to face meeting with Ali, our tech adviser. We’re offering both individual or group bookings.

Ali can help you get to grips with the tech that you have and help you get the best out of its accessibility settings. She can also continue to support you afterwards as you learn about your tech device or other piece of equipment.

Here’s some of the ways Ali and the tech support service can help you:

  • Demonstrate new devices
  • Troubleshoot
  • Set up equipment
  • Lending service
  • Discuss appropriate add ons and upgrades

Ali can help with various devices and pieces of tech equipment including

  • iPhone/Android phones
  • computers
  • laptops
  • tablets
  • smart devices
  • low tech such as lights and magnifiers

Plus anything else tech related you might need!

To book your slot, call the Centre on 01903 235782 or email

Transport to the Centre can be provided if booked in advance.


Service technology

Now launched: our Sight Tech Scheme

  • Would you like to use email or video call distant family but don’t know where to start?
  • Would you like to try a tablet, laptop or Echo without having to buy?
  • Do you need help using or setting up assistive technology?
  • Do you have a sight impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses?

If so you could be eligible* for our Sight-tech loan scheme! Priority is given to Worthing residents but West Sussex residents are also welcome to apply. Everyone will be helped as much as possible, subject to availability.


  1. Discuss your needs and choose a device.
  2. We set you up and support your use for 6 months
  3. Option to buy the discounted device after loaning

For questions and more details, please contact or 01903 235782


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